Anne-Marie Eades

Scientia Fellow (Level B)

I am an Aboriginal woman, a registered nurse and early career researcher whose PhD thesis focused on Understanding how individual, family and societal influences impact on Indigenous women’s health and wellbeing.  My PhD was awarded from Sydney University in 2017. Following completion of my PhD, in the same year, I was awarded a Scientia Fellowship from the University of NSW.  I commenced with the Division of Mental Health at the George Institute for Global Health in 2018 to conduct post-doctoral research exploring strategies to prevent the removal of children from first-time Aboriginal mothers with vulnerabilities during their first pregnancy.  My first project during the fellowship was to lead the qualitative component of a process evaluation examining the benefits and costs of integrating Functional Family Therapy-Child Welfare and Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect into routine service delivery across services in NSW.

Between August 2017 and February 2018, I worked as a research fellow with the Centre for Research Excellence at Sydney University addressing Drug and Alcohol among Indigenous peoples. In this role, I supported the qualitative analysis of a CRE National Alcohol Prevention Project focusing on reducing the impact of alcohol in Aboriginal communities under the guidance of Professor Kate Conigrave.

In January 2016, I commenced in the role of Senior Research Fellow at Murdoch University in Perth.  In this role, I managed an Aboriginal health research project seeking to improve maternity services for Aboriginal women birthing in metropolitan hospitals in urban settings.  Prior to this, I worked with the George Institute for Global Health as a Research Fellow where my role included program development relating to chronic disease in Aboriginal communities on a national collaborative level, and completing my PhD Studies.

During my PhD, I was involved in two qualitative research studies as part of my PhD.  A process evaluation accompanying the Kanyini-GAP clinical trial with In-depth interviews undertaken with 21 Indigenous men and women and their health care providers.   The aim of this trial was to improve health outcomes for people with high cardiovascular risk; the health economics team at the George Institute led the process evaluation where multiple publications have been generated as a result.  These collaborations have resulted in the generation of other publications through these established networks.  I led the second qualitative study as part of my PhD body of work where I engaged with four Aboriginal Medical Services from three states and territories of Australia.

As part of my PhD, in-depth qualitative interviews were undertaken with 72 Indigenous women from four Aboriginal Medical Services throughout Australia to explore Indigenous women’s experiences of living with chronic disease and seeking to understand the factors that impacted their ability to manage their own health.  I understand that it is pertinent that we must demonstrate academic excellence by publishing widely in high impact journals, what is equally as important when conducting research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is that we must provide opportunity for the community to be made aware of findings from studies prior to publishing the information.  However, while at the George Institute I collaborated with other teams to publish articles and reports.  I have expertise in qualitative research, systematic reviews, process evaluations, integrated care, community engagement and in-depth knowledge about the resilience of Indigenous communities and their needs.

Journal articles
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Eades A; Hackett ML; Liu H; Brown A; Coffin J; Cass A, 2020, 'Qualitative study of psychosocial factors impacting on Aboriginal women's management of chronic disease', International Journal for Equity in Health, vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12939-019-1110-3
2020
Farnbach S; Gee G; Eades AM; Evans JR; Fernando J; Hammond B; Simms M; Demasi K; Hackett ML; Teixeira-Pinto A; Glozier N; Skinner T; Askew D; Cass A; Brown A, 2019, ''We're here to listen and help them as well': A qualitative study of staff and Indigenous patient perceptions about participating in social and emotional wellbeing research at primary healthcare services', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 19, pp. 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12888-019-2263-8
2019
Marriott R; Strobel NA; Kendall S; Bowen A; Eades AM; Landes JK; Adams C; Reibel T, 2019, 'Cultural security in the perinatal period for Indigenous women in urban areas: a scoping review', Women and Birth, vol. 32, pp. 412 - 426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.06.012
2019
Marriott R; Reibel T; Coffin J; Gliddon J; Griffin D; Robinson M; Eades AM; Maddox J, 2019, '“Our culture, how it is to be us” — Listening to Aboriginal women about on Country urban birthing', Women and Birth, vol. 32, pp. 391 - 403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.06.017
2019
Farnbach S; Gee G; Eades AM; Evans JR; Fernando J; Hammond B; Simms M; Demasi K; Glozier N; Brown A; Hackett ML; Teixeira-Pinto A; Skinner T; Askew D; Cass A, 2019, 'Process evaluation of the Getting it Right study and acceptability and feasibility of screening for depression with the aPHQ-9', BMC Public Health, vol. 19, pp. 1270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7569-4
2019
Muhunthan J; Angell B; Wilson A; Hackett ML; Latimer J; Eades AM; Jan S, 2018, 'Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council means it must deliver on Indigenous engagement in alcohol control', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 42, pp. 327 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12799
2018
Shanthosh J; Angell B; Wilson A; Latimer J; Hackett ML; Eades AM; Jan S, 2018, 'Generating sustainable collective action: Models of community control and governance of alcohol supply in Indigenous minority populations', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 62, pp. 78 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.09.011
2018
Farnbach S; Eades AM; Gwynn JD; Glozier N; Hackett ML, 2018, 'The Conduct of Australian Indigenous Primary Health Care Research Focusing on Social and Emotional Wellbeing: A Systematic Review', Public Health Research and Practice, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.17061/phrp27451704
2018
Farnbach S; Evans J; Eades AM; Gee G; Fernando J; Hammond B; Simms M; Demasi K; Hackett M, 2017, 'Process evaluation of a primary healthcare validation study of a culturally adapted depression screening tool for use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Study protocol', BMJ Open, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017612
2017
Farnbach S; Eades AM; Fernando JK; Gwynn JD; Glozier N; Hackett ML, 2017, 'The quality of Australian Indigenous primary health care research focusing on social and emotional wellbeing: A systematic review', Public Health Research and Practice, vol. 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.17061/phrp27341700
2017
Muhunthan J; Angell B; Hackett ML; Wilson A; Latimer J; Eades AM; Jan S, 2017, 'Global systematic review of Indigenous community-led legal interventions to control alcohol', BMJ Open, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013932
2017
Angell B; Muhunthan J; Eades AM; Cunningham J; Garvey G; Cass A; Howard K; Ratcliffe J; Eades S; Jan S, 2016, 'The health-related quality of life of Indigenous populations: a global systematic review', Quality of Life Research, vol. 25, pp. 2161 - 2178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-016-1311-9
2016
Muhunthan J; Eades AM; Jan S, 2016, 'UN-led universal periodic review highly critical of Australia’s record on human rights and health for indigenous Australians', BMJ Global Health, vol. 1, pp. e000018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2015-000018
2016
Farnbach S; Eades AM; Hackett ML, 2015, 'Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-focused primary healthcare social and emotional wellbeing research: A systematic review protocol', Systematic Reviews, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-015-0180-6
2015
Liu H; Laba TL; Massi L; Jan S; Usherwood T; Patel A; Hayman NE; Cass A; Eades AM; Lawrence C; Peiris DP, 2015, 'Facilitators and barriers to implementation of a pragmatic clinical trial in Aboriginal health services', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 203, pp. 24 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja14.00581
2015
Muhunthan J; Eades AM; Jan S, 2015, 'Neglecting preventive health threatens child rights in Australia', The Lancet, vol. 385, pp. 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60146-5
2015
Liu H; Massi L; Laba TL; Peiris D; Usherwood T; Patel A; Cass A; Eades AM; Redfern J; Hayman N; Howard K; Brien JA; Jan S, 2015, 'Patients' and providers' perspectives of a polypill strategy to improve cardiovascular prevention in Australian Primary Health Care', Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, vol. 8, pp. 301 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.115.001483
2015
Liu H; Massi L; Eades AM; Howard K; Peiris D; Redfern J; Usherwood T; Cass A; Patel A; Jan S; Laba TL, 2015, 'Implementing Kanyini GAP, a pragmatic randomised controlled trial in Australia: Findings from a qualitative study', Trials, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-015-0956-y
2015

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